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Real Paranormal Experiences

Updated on August 27, 2011

Many times when people have paranormal experiences they keep them to themselves. Other times people will dismiss the experience off as being stress related or lack of sleep. This is because our culture does not really support the belief of paranormal experiences such as ghosts, premonitions, and spirits. I myself am a firm believer in all of these because I have experienced them firsthand. I am not a ghost fanatic or a psychic and I am not into witchcraft or anything. I am a Christian and I do believe in God but I do not regularly attend church. I am just a normal person who had a few strange experiences in my life.

When I was in high school my family moved into a house that my mom bought from a preacher. He had built the house himself from the ground up and his family was the only one to ever live in it. My sister and I took the back bedroom with an adjoining bathroom/laundry room. One night I laid in bed wide awake for hours terrified and unsure why. I just knew that something bad was around me. Every time I closed my eyed I saw images of blood and fire. After a couple of hours of feeling like this I looked up to see a large black figure standing in the doorway to the laundry room. It looked like a very large man wearing a black robe similar to the Grim Reapers. I shook my head and blinked my eyes several times and it went away. I put my head under the covers and eventually was able to calm down and fall asleep. The next morning I started tell my sister that I had the weirdest night and couldn’t sleep. She interrupted me saying she did too. She continued to tell me about how she felt scared the night before and that she had seen the figure in the doorway before I said anything about it. She had seen the same thing in the same spot that I had. A few weeks later, the washing machine sprung a leak and rotted out the floor. When my parents went to get it replaced they found that the inside of all the walls in that room were charred black like there had been a fire. They had to replace all the walls before they could replace the floor. The preacher swears to this day that there was never a fire in that room where we saw the ghost.




I had another paranormal experience just a few years later. I didn’t see any ghosts but instead had a sort of premonition. I was staying at my sister’s house one night and I woke up the next morning crying. It was much earlier than I was used to waking up. I was overwhelmed with the feeling that something absolutely horrible was about to happen. I had no idea what it would be or who it would affect but I was absolutely positive that people would be hurt and people would die that die. While I did believe in God, I had not been to church or prayed in over 10 years. I always went with my grandma and when she passed away I stopped going. But this morning I knew I had to pray. It was like it wasn’t even me controlling my body when I walked to the bathroom, dropped to my knees, and started begging God to help those who were in danger that day. I was crying hysterically as I kneeled and prayed for nearly 30 minutes before I could gather myself. Two hours later, the twin towers came tumbling down.



The supernatural experience that has had the most impact on me just happened a few months ago. I was feeling really down and depressed about a lot of the decisions I had been making in my life. I wasn’t eating healthy or sleeping enough. I was in physical therapy for some back problems and had been slacking off on my daily exercises. I was smoking way to much and was just living an overall unhealthy lifestyle and was feeling the effects from it on my body. I was lying in bed one afternoon and my back was killing me, my heart was racing fast, and I felt like I was about to have a panic attack. I knew I was feeling bad because of all the bad decisions I had making in my life. I got a feeling like someone was watching over me saying “Look what you are doing to yourself! Straighten up and get your life together!” I felt God’s presence right there beside me. I started talking to Him in my mind, telling him how sorry I was and that I promised to change my life and that I hated feeling like I was. After praying for a few minutes, I opened my eyes and all my pain disappeared. I felt completely refreshed. I started thinking that I had lost it. I started to think that I had imagined the whole thing and my feeling better couldn’t really have anything to do with God visiting me. I thought to myself that I wasn’t really that bad and I really didn’t need to make these changes in my life. The minute these thoughts entered my mind I felt a sort of small shock go through my whole body and felt all the pain in the world for an instant. I knew God was telling me, “I am here. This is real!” The pain went away again and since I have been working on changing my bad habits.


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      5 years ago

      I have similar experiences quite frequently. Like you I push my gift away because I do not understand why I see the things I do. Most scary . However I had 2 near death experiences which opened my eyes. Keep prayin brother and trust your gut.

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      5 years ago

      I have similar experiences quite frequently. Like you I push my gift away because I do not understand why I see the things I do. Most scary . However I had 2 near death experiences which opened my eyes. Keep prayin brother and trust your gut.

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      6 years ago

      please if anyone is being attacked by demons call upon the name name jehovah it is gods personal name(psalms83:18) excercise faith in him he will be with you.

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      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, fascinating stories, I do believe in something, not sure exactly what, but your premonition about the towers? yes I definitely believe that, I have had premonitions for years, thanks nell

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      6 years ago

      Mary:I used to have that feeling when I was pinned down and I have dreams when I feel like I'm week then faint. I'm sure that I didnt live in a haunted house when I was young as it was only 5 years old can someone explain this

    • Amethystraven profile image


      6 years ago from California

      I am in no way religious but I believe in God and Jesus Christ. I have had paranormal experiences of my own. It is nice to know that I am not crazy. Thank you for this hub.

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      6 years ago

      So, I'm only 16. I'm a very awkward person, but I desperately want to find out a reason behind the nightmares I have.

      Whenever I am in a dream, I am in either in a place that I have NEVER seen before with people I've never seen, or I'm in a familiar place that has been altered somehow.

      My dreams are very abnormal. Most of the time they barely make sense. Or they are just absolutely terrifying.

      Lately I actually haven't been having many dreams, which is actually concerning me.

      When i have a nightmare, its almost like I'm scared at first, but when my nightmares go away its like I want them back?

      When i was younger I had night terrors all the Time; I would wake up screaming, or I would sleepwalk. A few times I woke up under my bed or on the floor. None of the sleepwalking happens anymore, but I still talk in my sleep alot.

      As for paranormal experiences, I think they may be related to this. I have been told by basically my entire family about my great great grandmother, who was a native American, and she is the reason why people in our family can have paranormal experiences? I don't understand that completely, but I can't complain.

      I have lived in many houses, and I lived in one house that I believe to be haunted. The nightmares got far worse when i moved there at the age of 7. Every single morning I would wake up at 3am and I would feel a force holding me down. I wouldn't be able to move a single muscle, and I couldn't talk. The only thing I would ever do is think to myself "God help me, god save me, don't let me die please I'm not ready, I know you can help me so please help me, I'm not ready to die god." It would always take a while to go away, but it eventually would. I later found out that our house was built on land which had many children buried all around. This all made sense to me, because I had seen many little girls in my house and in my dreams. I never saw a boy, but I certainly saw a few spirits while being in that house.

      Although nothing has been happening to me lately, III honestly miss my dreams. Help me.

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      Bonnie Taylor 

      6 years ago from Louisiana

      Just found this one. Very interesting.

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      7 years ago from Rochester

      I agree with the do not judge people opinion (get to know them)

      Ghosts- beings with unfinished business. They aren't the spooks that they have been made out to be through some stories and TV programs.

      I agree that if a person is right with his/her faith then there's no need to be afraid of ghosts or anything paranormal. The key to getting over this fear is to try to get yourself to understand them. With knowledge the understanding will come.

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      8 years ago from Louisiana

      There are people out there who are more "sensitive" to this type of energy. And I simply think you and your sister were one of them. My older sister and I had many of the same terrifying experiences when we were growing up, and my mother does not believe us to this day. Some people completely block themselves away from any ideas of the supernatural. Also know that spiritual energy feeds off of emotion. When someone "sensitive" as yourself, gets down and blue, constantly worried, stressed or even angry.. If there is anything negative around you it will flock to you and feed off of these emotions. As long as you have steadfast faith in God, (or the deity of your choosing) you never have to worry about harm from these energies. Keep talking to God, and he'll keep answering!

      And Team Wisemen, if you did even a little research at all, you will find that the Wiccan religion celebrates the earth and elements. Being Christian (with your name I assume you are), you should know that you should not judge people, but know them.

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      8 years ago from a beach somewhere

      Thanks Smireles :)

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      It's just me 

      9 years ago from Alaska

      team wisemen that was one of the most ignorant answers I've read on hubpages. Please educate yourself about other religions before you mouth what your "Pastor" thumps into your brain.

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      Paper Moon 

      9 years ago from In the clouds

      I have seen more than my share of ghosts.

      @ team wiseman, ROFL you have got to be kidding. Where do you come up with crap like that?

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      9 years ago

      hey,your not teh only one who ahs seen strange things,i live on teh st lawrence river and i definantly think that there is something going on with the river,a few years ago i was driving down by the water with my family and i looked on teh water and saw what looked to be like an old sailing ship,like the ones used in the 1400's or 1500's,i know taht the st lawrence was used as a channel for immigrants and teh ship that thye would have been on looked exactly like the one i saw,it scared me,the masts were charred and bent sideways,the ship was just bobbing in teh waves,i think maybe a ship went down and that is it as a ghost taking its dead passengers back to the shore,and just today i saw what looked like the top of a submarine,it was moving fast enough to be a large motorboat but i was smaller and tehre were no waves,but boy was it ever moving fast,i dunno what do you think?

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      Sandra Mireles 

      9 years ago from Texas

      You did not imagine that God spoke to you about your health problems. God has spoken to me many times. I don't mean to give the impression that we sit around and chit chat but through the years God has whispered into my ears. Sometimes his words were dramatic and sometimes they were warnings. The problem with the world is that no one is listening. God speaks to everyone who listens for his voice.

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      Team Wiseman 

      9 years ago

      Great Story. Hello, We are Team Wiseman, new to the hubbing. We dig into this subject a lot. The being you saw in black is said to be a "Graduated Wiccan". You see,Witchcraft is very real. Many people practice Wiccan. When they do, they are proceeding in an act of worship towards Satan. Wiccans are Satans disciples. When they die from the flesh, they are said to graduate in death by becoming dark ministers. They carry destruction and chaos with them. They are made to cover their bodies and head with the dark cloaks in order to serve Satan on the other side. Check out more on this with our publications. Great job on the hub.


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